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Resolution Rescue: How to Beat Procrastination and Achieve Your Goals

Why do we bother setting resolutions each New Year only to end up wondering what happened to our good intentions? We start out with such verve, such gusto! But as pure as our intentions are, itís not long before temptation knocks, lethargy taps and defeat crawls through the locks. Do we believe deep down inside that we can change, that we donít have to give up on our hopes and dreams?

Most people eventually give up. Understandably so. This world is hard on the aspiring. But even at our lowest, least sure moments, our inner-voices long to be heard.

For those who have dared to set New Yearís resolutions that now need a rescue team, here are some rescue techniques to get you back on track and propel you forward throughout the year.

You deserve the success you envision and itís not too late. Here are 5 ďresolution rescueĒ techniques you can apply immediately to finish strong this year.

  1. Set Authentic Goals - It's time to get real. Why did you make the resolution to begin with?
     
  2. Clarify Your Purpose - does end-of-the-year success look like? How will you know youíre making forward progress?
  3. Let Yourself Off the Hook - If you find that your new resolution doesnít quite fit into your grand life plan, donít be afraid to get rid of it or upgrade it.
  4. Build Scaffolding - If you have the courage to set a meaningful resolution that serves to move you forward Ė go all out. Just design support all around you.
  5. Hire a Coach - Last, but certainly my favorite, hire a coach to help you. If one or more of the techniques Iíve listed seems too difficult, overwhelming or frustrating, hire a coach to give you insight into your blind spots.

About the Author:

Kerri Laryea is a Leadership coach who helps busy professionals achieve the next level of success while still maintaining a fun, balanced life.  If you mention LowCostLifeCoaching.com when you contact her, you will receive the special discounted rate of $50 a month for coaching services.  To contact Kerri, please call 602-568-0076, email kerri@iklarity.com, or go to www.iklarity.com.

Copyright Kerri Laryea 2006